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Montana’s Tiber Lake Still Producing Fish Through the Ice

By: Chris Shaffer At this same time last year I was boarding a plane and film Pautzke Outdoors in Northern Montana when Kim Anthony of Ice Fishing Montana called me and told me to stay home. The ice was unsafe, if not gone, she said. Meanwhile, this year is much different. While we filmed on [...]

Learn to Cure Eggs For West Coast Steelhead

By: John Albrich Out West, from Northern California through BC, and into Idaho, there’s still steelhead runs taking place. Some are about to expire while others are still in full swing. Regardless of whether it’s early or late in the run I cure my eggs the same way. I prefer fresh coho or mature steelhead [...]

Fire Dye Suckers – Boosting Action on Ontario Ice

By: Tom Armstrong After being introduced to Pautzke's Fire Dye last winter when brook trout fishing, (https://youtu.be/XSt7YeHxFjY) it’s become something I use every time I’m on the ice. Most recently we used it in Northern Ontario for walleye and burbot. It’s a cool product that adds intense colour to your bait, increasing the baits reflective [...]

Pennsylvania Perch Grabbing Live Minnows

By: Joey Usher Western Pennsylvania isn’t known nationally for large perch. However, we do have a few lakes that harbor slab-size perch. The perch are active all year, and with trout stocking few-and-far between right now we’ve been spending time targeting them. To be honest since I’ve been playing with Fire Dye minnows so much [...]

Northern Montana Trout Showing Through the Ice

By: Chris Shaffer While much of the country is struggling to keep safe ice, most of Montana isn’t having that problem. In fact, in the northern part of the state it’s been a fantastic ice-fishing year, which we couldn’t say last season. The last holes we drilled extended nearly two feet. Anglers have welcomed it. [...]

Oregon’s North Coast Steelhead Rivers To Fish This Week

By: Pat Abel Steelhead fishing has been challenging this year in the greater Tillamook area. Unfortunately, we’ve had to deal with snow, freezing cold, east winds and flooding. To be honest, I haven’t been on the water much because conditions haven’t allowed. We’ve had clients daily, but had to cancel trips due to harsh conditions. [...]

Chattooga River Stuffed with Rainbow Trout

By: Chris Shaffer Extreme drought has hit the Southeast this fall and while some precipitation has fallen between Thanksgiving and now streams and rivers remain much lower than historical averages. Meanwhile, that hasn’t affected trout fishing along the South Carolina and Georgia border. In fact, it could be better than normal as trout are corralled [...]

Live Fire Dye Minnows & Worms Catching Big Trout

By: Chris Shaffer While first creating Fire Dye to use on West Coast cut baits the evolution of it has stretched further than we could have imagined in the last year. To date, the hottest application is applying Blue and Chartreuse Fire Dye to live minnows and worms. After more than a year retooling the [...]

South Carolina’s Chauga River Loaded with Trout

By: Chris Shaffer With as good as the Clemson Tigers have been this fall some South Carolina anglers have spent their weekends tailgating rather than fishing in the Upstate. Meanwhile, those who have ventured up into the Sumter National Forest are stumbling upon epic trout fishing. Several waters are fishing well. However, action on the [...]

Learn The Perfect Brine for Saltwater Salmon

By: Tim Bouchard For a decade I’ve been running charters to catch saltwater salmon. During that time I’ve always run herring paired with a hoochie. To be honest when the salmon are thick you can catch them on anything. However, when fishing gets tough brining baits and adding color can help catch rates skyrocket. On [...]